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horticulture

[hawr-ti-kuhl-cher] /ˈhɔr tɪˌkʌl tʃər/
noun
1.
the cultivation of a garden, orchard, or nursery; the cultivation of flowers, fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants.
2.
the science and art of cultivating such plants.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; < Latin hort(us) garden + (agr)iculture
Related forms
horticultural, adjective
horticulturist, noun
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Examples from the web for horticultural
  • Deciding which kind to use may depend on your horticultural situation.
  • horticultural oils made from minerals, fish and plants cause respiratory collapse in soft-bodied insects and mites.
  • Maybe he would win a prize in the horticultural show.
  • Gerberas are horticultural stars based on appearance alone, but they have another virtue that has nothing to do with good looks.
  • The shop is filled with many horticultural gems for every season.
  • Bordering a garden with pleached trees or an aerial hedge is a centuries-old horticultural practice.
  • The construction master plan includes numerous specialty gardens, a horticultural center and a visitor center.
  • These gardens offer horticultural activities, craft projects and workshops on caring for and planting gardens.
  • The basic claims of the horticultural nativists seem to fall into two categories.
  • Dairy, meat and horticultural export earnings have soared.
British Dictionary definitions for horticultural

horticultural

/ˌhɔːtɪˈkʌltʃərəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to horticulture
Derived Forms
horticulturally, adverb
horticulturalist, noun

horticulture

/ˈhɔːtɪˌkʌltʃə/
noun
1.
the art or science of cultivating gardens
Derived Forms
horticulturist, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin hortus garden + culture, on the model of agriculture
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Word Origin and History for horticultural
adj.

1778, from horticulture + -al (1).

horticulture

n.

1670s, "cultivation of a garden," fabricated from Latin hortus "garden" (see yard (n.1)) + cultura (see culture); probably on model of agriculture. Famously punned upon by Dorothy Parker.

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horticultural in Culture
horticulture [(hawr-tuh-kul-chuhr)]

The science of cultivating garden plants.

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